Until recently, West Oakland's Bertha Port Park featured only a quarter-acre sandy lot, a single tree, and a forlorn blue statue of a dolphin.
It's called "the cornfield" because crops grew there in the 19th century. More recently, this 32-acre property on the edge of LA's downtown and Chinatown was an abandoned railyard slated for a one-million-square-foot industrial development.
Located along the west bank of the Los Angeles River in southeast Los Angeles County, the city of Maywood houses numerous abandoned factory sites but only two small public parks.
Our Los Angeles Program concentrates on the health and well-being of the region's nearly 10 million residents, working from the mountains to the ocean, and from inner city to wilderness.
Hayes Valley Playground is a quarter-acre inner city playground and clubhouse located in a diverse, dynamic San Francisco neighborhood with a strong sense of community.
Boeddeker Park is located in the Tenderloin, a neighborhood that hosts the highest concentration of people in the city, but which suffers from a critical lack of open space.
The 25-acre Balboa Park is located in the Excelsior neighborhood, a community with the highest concentration of children in San Francisco. For nearly a century, the park has been a much loved, heavily-used neighborhood resource-and work in progress.
Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has created, protected, or restored 130 special places throughout the 10 Bay Area counties, totaling 130,000 acres.